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Recon: FDA approves lower dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug

Posted 01 June 2018 | By Ana Mulero 

Recon: FDA approves lower dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug

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In Focus: US
  • ‘Right-to-try’ law intended to weaken the FDA, measure’s sponsor says in blunt remarks (STAT) (Endpoints) (Fierce) (Washington Examiner) (MedCity News)
  • Amgen, MD Anderson Launch Two Cancer Collaborations (GEN News) (Fierce)
  • Neoantigen pioneer Neon Therapeutics casts off in search of $115M IPO to fuel the race to a personalized cancer treatment (Endpoints) (Fierce)
  • Celgene shakeup continues: Johnson & Johnson veteran Elkins joins as CFO months before Kellogg retires (Fierce) (Endpoints)
  • FDA approves lower dose of Lilly-Incyte arthritis drug (Reuters) (STAT-$) (Endpoints)
  • J&J racks up a fresh set of positive pivotal data for depression drug esketamine — but questions linger on safety (Endpoints) (The Pharma Letter-$)
  • Oncologists sue HHS over Medicare Part B sequester cuts (Modern Healthcare) (Medscape)
  • Thanks to lower-than-expected price, ICER backs Amgen's Aimovig—but only after other drugs fail (Fierce) (PMLiVE)
  • Xynomic Pharma completes Series B fundraising, sets sights on Abex development (The Pharma Letter) (Fierce)
In Focus: International
  • Roche scraps €120M SMA drug after hitting ‘many difficulties’  (Fierce) (PharmaTimes) (Endpoints) (GEN News)
  • Tesaro's ovarian cancer drug Zejula added to Cancer Drugs Fund (PharmaTimes) (The Pharma Letter-$) (PMLiVE)
  • UN health agency backs away from call to tax sugary drinks (AP News) (Reuters)
  • Fragile Antibiotic Supply Chain Causes Shortages And Is A National Security Threat (Forbes)
  • World’s first cancer app to integrate with an EMR as Australia’s CancerAid links into Cedars-Sinai’s Epic system (Healthcare IT News)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Biotech CEO Pay: Inflation Held At Bay (Forbes)
  • The FDA is sounding the alarm on the next group of drugs that could be abused (Business Insider)
  • Bayer and MD Anderson collaborate on novel targeted cancer treatments (pharmaphorum)
  • Leading oncology group wary of Trump drug price proposals (Reuters)
  • Drug costs prompt fears of ‘financial toxicity’ in cancer care (Financial Times)
  • Opinion: Putting Patients First in Drug-Pricing Decisions (Morning Consult)
  • Drug makers push back on cost-effectiveness research for Medicare drugs (STAT-$)
  • FDA wants brand and generic drug makers to get along (Axios)
  • Sanofi tweaks pricing policies, discloses 8.4% net price decline in 2017 (Fierce)
  • Amgen is the latest drugmaker to have a Herceptin biosim sidelined by a CRL (Fierce)
  • Dova reveals $9K to $13.5K Doptelet price, stock sags (BioPharma Dive) (Press)
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations
  • The difficult search for the right recipe in cancer immunotherapy (C&EN)
  • Next-Generation Therapies in Focus at Year's Top Cancer Meeting (Bloomberg)
  • Microbiome, Herbal Medicine, and Probiotics Combine to Extend Lifespan (GEN News)
  • Ahead of ASCO, BMS' Opdivo leads Merck's Keytruda in U.S. sales—but not for long, analyst predicts (Fierce) (Press)
  • Small molecule silences cancer-driving RNA, opens up previously undruggable targets (Fierce)
  • Samsung Bioepis Announces Results of Additional One-Year Follow-up Study on SB3 Trastuzumab Biosimilar Candidate at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (Press)
  • Aratana Therapeutics Files for FDA Approval of NOCITA (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) Label Expansion (Press)
  • Halozyme Identifies Plasma Biomarkers As Potential Predictors Of Survival In Pancreatic Cancer (Press)
  • SELLAS Life Sciences Provides Clinical Update on Phase 2b NeuVax (nelipepimut-S) Study in Combination with Trastuzumab in HER2 1+/2+ Breast Cancer Patients (Press)
  • Exelixis Announces Further Expansion to Clinical Research Protocol for Phase 1b COSMIC-021 Trial of Cabozantinib in Combination with Anti-PD-L1 Immunotherapy in Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors (Press)
  • Immunomedics Announces Pivotal Study of Sacituzumab Govitecan in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer (Press)
  • Data Highlighting Advaxis’ ADXS-PSA Presented at ASCO Annual Meeting (Press)
  • Tonix Pharmaceuticals Presented New Data Related to Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors in Military-Related PTSD from the Phase 2 AtEase Study at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (Press)
  • Lilly to Showcase New Data at Digestive Disease Week 2018 for Mirikizumab in Moderate-to-Severe Ulcerative Colitis (Press)
Medical Devices
  • Blood test offers hope of finding cancers before symptoms develop (CNN)
  • As FDA signals wider AI approval, hospitals have a role to play (Healthcare IT News)
  • Virgo’s technology enables video recording of colonoscopies (MedCity News)
  • Telemedicine services appear to drive genetic testing (MobiHealthNews)
  • Artificial Sensory Nerves May One Day Provide Prosthetic Limbs with Sense of Touch (GEN News)
  • Korea’s IntroMedic wins FDA nod for MiroCam capsule endoscope, inks U.S. distro deal (MassDevice)
  • Startup debuts with plan to map gene signaling pathways for new targets (Fierce)
  • GE Healthcare Introduces Virtual Reality Training for Healthcare Technology Management Professionals (Press)
  • Philips provides AEDs for New Cardiac Arrest Response System (Press)
  • Branchpoint Technologies announces FDA 510(k) for its AURA Intracranial Pressure Monitoring System (Press)
US: Assorted & Government
  • FDA’s Ninth Annual Report to Congress on 505(q) Citizen Petitions: New Numbers and a New Tone (FDA Law Blog)
  • Mergers between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers could be bad for your health (STAT)
  • Alphabet's Verily has hired top execs to bring its science research into hospitals and homes (CNBC)
  • Jamie Dimon says after health venture with Amazon and Berkshire was announced insurers were 'pissed off' (CNBC)
  • CVS donated to pro-Trump "dark money" group (Axios)
  • IBM Watson Health confirms layoffs (Axios)
  • Trump Administration Targets State Rules That Women Must Be Told of Abortion Services (WSJ)
  • Sergeant Sues Defense Dept. Over ‘Outdated’ H.I.V. Policies (NYT)
  • Why the Trump administration made it easier for Virginia Republicans to expand Medicaid (The Washington Post)
  • Four more die in E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce (Reuters)
  • UnitedHealth expects 150M members to be in value-based programs by 2025 (Fierce)
  • Planned Parenthood cancels abortion appointments in Arkansas after Supreme Court declines to hear case (The Hill)
  • CMS meets MIPS reporting goals, but thousands of doctors still face penalties (Modern Healthcare)
  • CMS, HHS and FDA to tech innovators: Here's how to win federal agencies as customers (Healthcare IT News)
Upcoming Meetings & Events Europe
  • EMA facing higher-than-expected staff losses after Brexit (PharmaTimes)
  • Samsung Phones Will Now Let You Video Chat Doctors in the UK (Fortune)
  • Pharma improves reputation among German patient groups (pharmaphorum)
  • PMCPA takes AZ to task over asthma drug press release (PMLiVE)
  • Tela Bio, Aroa Biosurgery win CE Mark for OviTex bioscaffolds (MassDevice)
  • UK’s evolution to integrated care systems will require interoperability (AllScripts)
  • Bayer Science & Education Foundation launches new round of funding: EUR 350,000 for innovative project ideas (Press)
Asia India
  • Delhi's proposal to cap drug costs worries Indian hospitals industry (Reuters)
  • Achieving universal health coverage in India (Livemint)
  • Pharma sector provides a good long-term opportunity: Sailesh Raj Bhan of Reliance Pharma Fund (Economic Times)
  • Cost effective packaging innovations taking centre stage in Indian pharma industry (Pharmabiz)
  • Jawed Zia joins as Vice President in Abbott, India (BioSpectrum)
  • ED attaches Rs 4,701 cr assets of Gujarat pharma firm (The Telegraph)
  • HBF and HCF scrap planned $4 billion health insurance merger (ABC News)
  • Health Canada wants to phase out pesticides to save the bees (Health Canada)
  • Health minister favours warnings on individual cigarettes as Ottawa outlines tobacco plan (The Canadian Press)
General Health & Other Interesting Articles
  • WATCH: Surgeons create personalized brain maps to guide safer surgeries (STAT)
  • Doctors are being more careful on opioid prescriptions (Axios)
  • A More Egalitarian Hospital Culture Is Better for Everyone (NYT)
  • A 'wake-up call' about what's killing America's young people (CNN)
  • Drug Use Rankings Show Big Surprises And Even Bigger Problems (Forbes)
  • When Scientists Develop Products From Personal Medical Data, Who Gets To Profit? (NPR)
  • Skyping the doctor? Poll shows it’s not just for the young (AP News)
  • Digital Health: "It's Not About the App" (PharmExec)
  • The key to weight loss may be right in the palm of your hand (CNBC)
  • Humans' Big Brains May Be Partly Due to Three Newly Found Genes (GEN News)
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